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The Road to Victory (1944)

Documentary short film intended to drum up support for the Fifth War Loan Campaign. It shows a happy family in the future of 1954 enjoying the prosperity and advantages made possible by the... See full summary »

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Documentary short film intended to drum up support for the Fifth War Loan Campaign. It shows a happy family in the future of 1954 enjoying the prosperity and advantages made possible by the successful prosecution of the war, and how the sacrifices of 1944 have made the world a better place. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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18 May 1944 (USA)  »

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Camino a la victoria  »

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This short was released May (18) 1944. The war against Germany would end less than a year later, May 7, 1945. The war against Japan ended a little over a year after this release (August 14, 1945). See more »

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Edited from The Shining Future (1944) See more »

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A short version of a short subject
16 December 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Looking at the credits of this film there were listed a lot more stars than I saw in this 10 minute film. Then I saw this was a short version of another short subject where only half the people got into half the running time of the original film Shining Victory.

This is told from the perspective of the future and wow did they ever get things wrong. No doubt mankind was making great technological strides, but I remember 1954 at the age of 7 and young people like Jimmy Lydon didn't have rocket planes just yet.

But we did get to see both Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby sing in this Warner Brothers production and since it was for the war effort Jack Warner didn't have to pay MGM and Paramount for their respective services. Cary Grant reads a moving letter from a dying GI in a hospital and Dennis Morgan and Irene Manning do One Alone from their version of The Desert Song. Jack Warner was certainly going to get a plug in for one of his films.

The Road To Victory, a nice bit of nostalgia that really went overboard in the prognostication department.


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